These fine gentleman found the Stonycreek River pleasurable but it lives up to it’s name – Stony. I can tell you it’s solid work on the ol’ legs. I highly recommend using a wading stick. Depending on the season you will find good populations of mayflies, stoneflies, caddis, and terrestrials, but don’t forget streamers. There are many folks key to the River’s comeback but hands down Len Lichvar is the man. Len continues to protect and improve the the Stony Creek watershed. Here is a timeline describing his decades of improvement. I will have more to post about Len and the Stonycreek river but for now check out the websites below:
The Stonycreek-Conemaugh River Project: http://www.scrippa.org/
Trout Unlimited Mountain Laurel Chapter: http://www.mltu.org/stonycreek.shtml
Stonycreek flows for 46 miles beginning at Pius Spring in Berlin Borough and confluences with the Little Conemaugh river in Johnstown. Stony has varying terrain and vertical drop ranging from pasture-like meadows to raging rapids. It is comprised from five major tributaries: Wells Creek, Quemahoning Creek, Shade Creek, Paint Creek, and Bens Creek. Get out there and enjoy it just like my customers above did!